Parker 51 Vacumatic - Cordovan Brown - Blue Diamond Cap
Stock number: 5788
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Medium to Slightly Broad nib, Vacumatic fill system.
This Vacumatic fill Parker 51 is in a body colour Parker termed “Cordovan Brown” which is a brown closely resembling the later aerometric 51colour of Burgundy. It carries a good clear two line imprint under the barrel clutch ring stating “Parker “51” Made in USA T7”. This dates it from 1947. The text around the Blue Diamond cap states “1/10 16k Gold Filled Made in USA” with Parker branding on the cap clip and the grey “jewel’ on the cap crown. The smooth medium to slightly broad nib is a replacement English nib and reads “585 14k Parker England”. The vacumatic pump fill system, with the barrel providing the ink reservoir, was very popular at the time and provides a clean and easy filling method. Condition is good with only minor age wear as can be seen in the montage and a tiny ding to the rear of the cap. It measures 136mm with cap on and 150mm with cap on barrel end. This is a good example of a fairly early Parker 51 in Cardovan Brown with the sought after Blue Diamond cap, and a medium to slightly broad nib. It will provide good service as an everyday writer and, given its quality, will also sit well in a Parker 51 collection. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you may also select your method of payment.
Source: Parker “51” – David and Mark Shepherd.
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